Battle Language

A special-purpose language designed for both clear communication of information related to war, and difficulty of translation. (Read the full article)

"I have always pondered the uses of "Battle Language" with regards to sport. You could tell your team the plan without the other side being able to understand a thing. Still, could the difficulty involved in creating and then learning a language be at all balanced by its benefits? "
(Forger 12/5/2005 4:24:35 PM )
"In one James Bond novel, a pair of criminals used a deliberate modification of an American number-based football signal, in order to indicate to each other how they were about to attack."
(Julian 4/11/2006 3:49:25 PM )
"I have also always thought that vampires would be likely to use such a system when they worked in groups."
(Julian 4/11/2006 3:52:35 PM )
"The Dorsai also used battle language, as did their children, who would come up with variations every generation in order to baffle their parents."
(John Pfeifer 8/1/2006 10:59:32 AM )
"Forger: Yes, the concept is in much use in collegiate and professional sports. I think, basically, plays are numbered and various "code words" stand for specific maneuvers or variations. "Battle language" is prevalent in online gaming, especially team-based FPS games, in addition to RTS and MMORPGs."
(Mark Cartwright 10/8/2009 2:48:10 PM )

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